Jennifer Moss | BabyNames.com

Jennifer Moss

Jennifer Moss is the founder of BabyNames.com, Author of The Baby Names Workbook, and Producer of The Baby Names Podcast. Jennifer is widely regarded as the leading expert on popular baby name trends and the naming process, serving as the authoritative source on the subject for national and international media. She entered the tech arena in the early 80s as a software developer and database architect, and became a pioneer in the Internet industry. In addition to operating BabyNames.com, Jennifer runs her own web development agency in the California mountains.
Alternate Choices for the Top 10 Baby Names

Alternatives to the Top 10 Baby Names

Parents are seeking out more unique names, intentionally avoiding names that rank in the top ten of the popularity charts. But if you love a name on the top ten, what should you do?

Some parents are choosing to go with an alternate/creative spelling of a more popular name – like Kymberleigh as opposed to Kimberly. [Read more...]

Cool and Unique Names for 2021

Cool and Unique Baby Names for 2021

I love compiling the top baby names of the year, because it’s exciting to discover the new and more unique baby names that are beyond the Top 100. But if we check out the names ranked below the top 100, we often find names that have just recently hit the public consciousness or pop culture. [Read more...]

Top Trending Names of 2020 - so far

100 Trending Baby Names of 2020


Since there was a delay in the Social Security Administration top baby names list for 2019, we’ve decided to tabulate the top 100 trending baby names of 2020 (so far). This list is calculated from our user’s favorite name lists, from December 1, 2019 through May 9, 2020.  [Read more...]

Woman in a birthing pool - What is a Doula? How to Become a Doula

How to Become a Doula

Women reported having a more positive childbirth experience when using a Doula. Studies have shown that having a doula as a member of a mother’s birth team decreases the overall cesarean rate by 50%, the length of labor by 25%, the use of oxytocin by 40%, and requests for an epidural by 60%. [Read more...]

Hurricane Names (why they’re given people names)

Hurricane Andrew, Katrina, Harvey – why are storms given human names? As a personal name enthusiast I’ve always wondered this myself, so I did a little research over at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Center. Before hurricanes had names, they were identified by their original latitude-longitude which could get very cumbersome, especially when the storm information had to be communicated over short wave and public radio! [Read more...]

Flower behind text: Most Popular Flower Names for Girls

Popular Flower Names for Girls

Many people ask me about the “current trends” for baby girl names. Well one that has been riding the wave lately is flower names for girls. Here are the top most popular flower names trending on BabyNames.com and my take on them…

Violet/Viola – (VY-oh-let/vy-OH-lah,vee-OH-lah) Violet seemed to have started the whole flower name trend, and it’s always been one of my favorites! [Read more...]